By now you’ll have heard this over and over again… Torchwood isn’t abandoning Cardiff, it will always have its Welsh roots, it’s still the same show despite being in America, and the list goes on. To take all that redundancy and throw in a dash of new information, we can now tell you that not only will Torchwood always feel like the Welsh show it’s always been, it will physically return to the Welsh place it’s always been.
We’ve all known for months about Miracle Day‘s impending quick hop over to the British Isles from America to pick up Gwen, Rhys, and possibly Jack. But it’s easy to assume that once the show lands in California, it’s there for good. Not so, says executive producer Russell T. Davies:
“It starts in Wales, they go on the run across the United States, but they come back to Wales. I don’t want people to think we’ve abandoned the homeland.”
Looking back on things, this is just what happened in Children of Earth, but on a smaller scale; the surviving members of the team left Cardiff for London, dealt with the alien threat, and (sort of) returned after it was all over. Does this mean that Miracle Day will be the only series that takes place in America? This remains to be seen, but at least it’s now been more or less confirmed that it won’t be the last season to feature scenes in Wales.
And to anyone who still needs convincing that the next season won’t be the same Torchwood we’ve grown to love, Captain Jack Harkness actor John Barrowman has a few words to say to you:
“Loyal fans will recognize it in the first second.”
If, even after that small snippet of nice-sounding words, you continue to believe that old Torchwood is definitely gone forever, you might be a hopeless case.
Episode 1 of Miracle Day, The New World, premieres Friday, July 8th at 10 PM ET/PT on Starz in the US and Thursday, July 14th at 9PM on BBC One in the UK.